vrijdag 24 december 2010

QSL cards from the Pacific

A couple of weeks ago I received some nice QSL cards via Gerben, PG5M. Gerben went to the pacific in September 2009 and visited Fiji, Tuvalu and Kiribati. Worekd Gerben from Fiji and Tuvalu, both contacts were on 20m CW. So two new countries and IOTA confirmed. Thanks Gerben for the fast Buro-service.
This wasn't Gerben his first trip, check out his website for more information here.

Have a nice christmas evening with the family and see you next week for the final post of 2010.

Frank, ON7RU

dinsdag 7 december 2010


After not working ZL8X I asked myself several questions:
Do I have to question the hexbeam? Need I more power? Do I have the right skills? Do I....  Instead of getting a box of prozac I got back behind the radio and chased down the Belgian 9Q DXpedition. Worked them 6 times so far. They are really loud even on 40m.
While doing my daily check on "the" DXers website I read that Jan, DL7JANhttp://www.qsl.net/dl7jan/ is preparing a new trip. He will sign J79AN from NA-101, the island of dominica starting 23 february. For those who don't know Jan, Jan is a top notch operator with 330 countries confirmed. He masters CW, SSB and digi. Worked Jan several times on his previous trips as HB0, CT8, 7P and V88. He's a very good and fast QSL'er too. He's often on frequency and his call is logged during all my /P activities. The picture below is taken in the entrance hall at the Friedrichshafen hamradio event in June 2010.

73s & gd DX.